Yes, hearing things about cancer is always terrifying and sometimes, you’ll feel even more helpless and devastated about the disease when it strikes a young child. After complaining about feeling lethargic and sick for weeks, the 6-year-old Zac Gossage was finally diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, an aggressive cancer of the white blood cells.
After receiving treatment and manifesting sever hair loss as a result of chemotherapy, Zac cried to his mother, telling her that he didn’t want to go to school anymore. Luckily, his best buddy Vincent Butterfield never left his side. What this little boy did for his best friend is truly Heartwarming!
Vincent is indeed, a one-of-a-kind friend when he told his dad that he wanted to shave his head in an act of solidarity with Zac, for his best friend to feel less lonely.
When asked why he did it, Vincent replied,
To make Zac feel like he’s not the only one without any hair.”
So, his dad grabbed a razor and joined him.
But that’s not all Vincent did. Being curious about the disease affecting his friend, Vincent starting asking questions, and learned that Zac’s treatment was very expensive. He enlisted his mom’s help in an online fund-raiser. They made scarves together, and Vincent set the goal of selling 10 scarves for $10 each on Facebook. In just five hours, he doubled his goal, netting $200.
It’s safe to say that compassion comes early in the case of these two. When Vincent was asked to define friendship by WTNH News 8, Vincent simply responded,
It’s a beautiful thing.”
Watch the touching video here: